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6th Aug '16 5:34:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of ''Film/{{The Brady Bunch|Movie}}'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Naturally this puts Marcia in an awkward position, as she explains to a random male stranger she meets shortly thereafter...and, naturally, this begins a relationship [[FourthDateMarriage and a double wedding soon ensues]].

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* One of ''Film/{{The Brady Bunch|Movie}}'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Naturally this puts Marcia in an awkward position, as she explains to a random male stranger she meets shortly thereafter...and, naturally, this begins a relationship [[FourthDateMarriage and a double wedding soon ensues]].



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* Found frequently throughout the works of Creator/JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married. In contrast, once Charlotte Lucas' engagement is announced, her sisters are delighted because now it looks like they'll be [[HaveAGayOldTime coming out]] maybe a year or so earlier than they expected.

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* Found frequently throughout the works of Creator/JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married. In contrast, once Charlotte Lucas' engagement is announced, her sisters are delighted because now it looks like they'll be [[HaveAGayOldTime coming out]] maybe a year or so earlier than they expected.



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24th Jul '16 4:00:33 PM nombretomado
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* One of ''TheBradyBunch'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Naturally this puts Marcia in an akward position, as she explains to a random male stranger she meets shortly thereafter...and, naturally, this begins a relationship [[FourthDateMarriage and a double wedding soon ensues]].

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* One of ''TheBradyBunch'' ''Film/{{The Brady Bunch|Movie}}'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Naturally this puts Marcia in an akward awkward position, as she explains to a random male stranger she meets shortly thereafter...and, naturally, this begins a relationship [[FourthDateMarriage and a double wedding soon ensues]].
30th Apr '16 3:49:29 AM K
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* Found frequently throughout the works of Creator/JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married.

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* Found frequently throughout the works of Creator/JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married. In contrast, once Charlotte Lucas' engagement is announced, her sisters are delighted because now it looks like they'll be [[HaveAGayOldTime coming out]] maybe a year or so earlier than they expected.
15th Dec '15 2:55:50 PM margdean56
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A couple or several couples are ready to get married, but they're not allowed to (probably because someone's [[ParentalMarriageVeto parents won't allow]]) because someone else's nuptials (usually an older sister's) have to take place first. This can cause delightful complication if a lesser priority couple needs to AltarTheSpeed. SettleForSibling is often the result of this.

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A couple or several couples are ready to get married, but they're not allowed to (probably because someone's [[ParentalMarriageVeto parents won't allow]]) allow it]]) because someone else's nuptials (usually an older sister's) have to take place first. This can cause delightful complication if a lesser priority couple needs to AltarTheSpeed. SettleForSibling is often the result of this.
8th Dec '15 9:58:18 AM HighCrate
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* In ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', the '90s SettingUpdate to ''Theater/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', a strict father will not allow his social butterfly of a younger daughter to date until his iconoclastic older daughter does.



** See also ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', the '90s SettingUpdate.
26th Sep '15 4:57:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OnceUponAMattress'', a law forbids anyone in the kingdom from marrying before Prince Dauntless does.

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* In ''OnceUponAMattress'', ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'', a law forbids anyone in the kingdom from marrying before Prince Dauntless does.
20th May '15 10:54:30 PM JoeMerl
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* One of ''TheBradyBunch'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Marcia explains this problem to a random male stranger she meets...resulting in a [[FourthDateMarriage Fourth Date Double Marriage]] with Jan and her beau.

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* One of ''TheBradyBunch'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Naturally this puts Marcia in an akward position, as she explains this problem to a random male stranger she meets...resulting in meets shortly thereafter...and, naturally, this begins a relationship [[FourthDateMarriage Fourth Date Double Marriage]] with Jan and her beau.a double wedding soon ensues]].
17th Mar '15 5:53:49 PM Bissek
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* In the climax of ''Film/ThePirateMovie'', the female lead gets hit with this, so she starts randomly pairing her older sisters with the various pirates and police officers who had been fighting only minutes before.
31st Dec '14 10:33:10 AM nombretomado
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* Found frequently throughout the works of JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married.

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* Found frequently throughout the works of JaneAusten.Creator/JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married.
3rd Aug '13 6:36:28 PM Seanette
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* Cristabel, the "hottie" in ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'', self-imposes this trope: She won't even think about having a relationship until her best friend, the [[TheGrotesque hideously ugly]] June Phigg, has a boyfriend.



* Cristabel, the "hottie" in ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'', self-imposes this trope: She won't even think about having a relationship until her best friend, the [[TheGrotesque hideously ugly]] June Phigg, has a boyfriend.
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